Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Shades, Technicolor Gore and Pedophile Angels

Cinema Beef is back and this time were tearing it up Illinois style! I am joined by a non podcaster but some one who loves film, Suzanne! We talk about hair helmets and how Eric Stoltz gives way too much tongue while kissing children when we debate The Prophecy from 1995. Next, we talk about impromptu musical numbers and car chases when we chat about The Blues Brothers from 1980. Finally, we talk gore with substance when we cover first in Dario Argento's "Three Mothers" trilogy, Suspiria from 1977. So, blow your harmonica, don't take strange food from strangers and please, keep Stoltz away from small children. There may saliva involved!

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Music Credits 

"Amazing Grace" performed by Entombed from the album "Sons of Satan Praise the Lord"
"The Man Comes Around" performed by Johnny Cash from the album "The American 1V : The Man Comes Around"
"Lake Shore Drive" performed by Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
"Strange Magic" by Electric Light Orchestra from the album "Face the Music"

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Cinema Beef : Beef Scraps #2 : Booze, Buds and Blue Shit!

Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike


 Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright


 Edgar Wright

Pegg, Frost and Wright are back at it again.  This is the third film in the Cometto trilogy that's not really a trilogy at all.   The three films have different tones and types of characters.  The one thing this and the others have in common is the same camp of actors who seem to play off of each other so well.  This film is no exception.  The opening of the film starts with I guess out hero of sorts, Gary King (Pegg), in a support meeting of sorts.  I can only guess this because he looks like he drank himself through the ringer.  So bad that he is talking to a bunch of addicts about his proud exploits with him and his boyhood friends trying to tackle what is called in their village, The Golden Mile.  That's a legendary pub crawl that his friends and him tried to tackle when they graduated school but failed miserably.  Looking at this as his only big regret, mostly because he has nothing else to hang onto because he is still that same guy he was all those years ago, he decides to get the boys back together for one more go at the mission.

This film in short is, in my opinion, Edgar Wright's stunning and brilliant attempt to remake The Blues Brothers.  With the exception of Gary (Pegg) not being a jailbird at the beginning of the film, the similarities in in the film are kind of uncanny.  Not in a bad way at all.  Right from the beginning, he gets out of whatever facility he is in and he immediately wants to get the "band" back together for a "mission". Not from god of course.  Unless, god is in the form of a lager!  His pals, who want absolutely nothing to do with him, all have straight jobs and are as straight laced as they come.  When they finally get back together at the train station, Gary picks them up in the "The Beast", which was the same old Ford Granada he drove when they were mates.  He even describes the car parts he put into it. (ala Aykroyd's description cop shocks, cop brakes ect.) Past that, the plot similarities went kind of out the window. With the exception of the reaching of the final stop on their mission at The World's End. (The Daley Center in The Blues Brothers)

All the friend's join Gary on his mission with little or no enthusiasm going from pub to pub.  They soon realize something is not right when all the pubs in the town are not as they remember them.  They all look pretty much the same.  Very uniform as if Starbucks started a bar chain.  After a confrontation in one of the pubs restrooms, the fellows soon discover that this isn't the village that they left all those years ago.  It has been invaded by blue blooded robots!

The film continues as you would imagine you think.  The robots are aware that the fellows know they are not who they appear to be so many chases ensue.  Of course, stopping at all the pubs on the crawl.  Before I go way to far into the story, I will stop right here.  Mostly because it has an ending you would not expect. It is filled with a great story, funny dialogue, great use of CG, and genuine relationships among the main characters.  I am never disappointed with Edgar Wright's work.  I recently started watching the British sitcom Spaced for the first time.  A good watch but very short lived.  I had to go to a whole other state to see it.  My friend and co-host of episode one, Rico, and I went together. So it was kind of like we were on a mission of our own just to see this film.  A recommend for me to anyone who loves these kind of films.  Easily my favorite of the trilogy!

Grade : A-

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Don't Take Your Guns To The Slaughterhouse!

Clean your hammers and fire your guns until it burns! Cinema Beef is back with the unlucky episode 13! I am joined by two of the fellas from The Return of the Living Dead, Brad Bamforth and Corey Kirkpatrick! We chat about the follies of CG blood when we take on Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train. Next, we go to war when we talk about the sometimes long winded sequel Battle Royale 2 : Requiem. Finally, we gush over Robert Rodriguez's mariachi trilogy when we discuss the middle one, Desperado! So strap on your crotch pistol, always clean your tools after bashing someone in the head and watch out for those crazy Asian teens!

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Music Credits
"Welcome Home" performed by Coheed and Cabria from the album "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness"
"Gizzards, Scrapple and Tripe" performed by New Duncan Imperials from the album "Tromeo and Juliet"
"Eve of Destruction" performed by Barry McGuire from the album "Eve of Destruction"
"South of Santa Fe" performed by Brooks and Dunn from the album "If You See Her"

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tattoos, Sweaty Men and Suspicious Minds!

Hello again, my lovely people. We are back again this time with Scotland's favorite son, Duncan Mcleish! I gotta say that this is one of my favorite episodes to date. We get to chat it up with three great films. We ham it up about all things Christopher Nolan when we discuss Memento. We get in the pit and fight it out when we talk Gladiator! Finally, we chat about the only good film made about a game, Clue! It is a confrontation of Roman proportions!

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Music Credits 

"Murder Was The Case" Performed by Snoop Doggy Dogg from the album Doggystyle.
"The Memory Remains" Performed By Metallica from the album "Reload"
"Alive" performed by Ozzy Osbourne from the album "Diary of a Madman"
"I Think I'm Paranoid" performed by Garbage from the album "Version 2.0"

Music Consultant : Iris Walters  (Love ya, my sexy cougar!)

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